Amazonian Conservation, Global Sustainability
ACEER develops local and global environmental leaders who work to conserve and restore functioning landscapes in the Amazon Basin and beyond.
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More than 30 years ago, the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) was founded with a vision to collaborate with universities, schools, business conservation organizations, and families in the United States and Peru. 

Today, we are proud to operate as a global leader in experiential education focused on environmental issues and indigenous cultures in the Amazon basin and around the world.


Our roots will always be in the Amazon, but the lessons we’ve learned over three decades in the Peruvian Amazon are valuable to everyone…

….everywhere, all over the world. 

Experiential Learning

The ACEER Foundation is the go-to experiential learning organization in southeastern Peru that delivers education programs to help develop the next generation of cross-disciplinary conservation leaders

Conservation Learning Web

The ACEER Conservation Learning Web is a bold educational initiative that integrates environmental education in the classroom with out-of-school learning experiences and community programs

The ACEER Film Series Presents

Guardians of the Forest

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Our Latest ACEER Blog Posts

Illegal Logging
Judith Westveer

Down the logging road

As a novice conservation ecologist I had the adventurous task of monitoring wildlife populations in the Peruvian Amazon. My perspiring students and I would walk in a straight line through pristine rainforest, holding a GPS, binoculars and a datasheet, to record any monkey, jaguar or rat that we encountered. We had research permits to do

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In Memoriam

Olivia Newton-John

September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022

The ACEER mourns the passing of our dear Board member Olivia Newton-John, wife of our current Board member John Easterling.  Olivia was a force for global conservation and held the ACEER in her heart for nearly 15 years. 

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Photograph by Jon Cox

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